Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Airspresso Café takes off at Queenstown Airport

Joint media release from Airspresso and Queenstown Airport Corporation

18 July 2014

Airspresso Café takes off at Queenstown Airport

Queenstown Airport’s new Airspresso Café opened for business today and initial feedback suggests that it’s already a roaring success with visitors and airport staff.

Located beside the Domestic Arrivals entrance, the café features a four-sided open kitchen offering everything from freshly prepared counter food and specialist roasted coffee to an à la carte café menu and fully licensed bar.

The stylish décor, featuring wood panelling, bench seats made from skis, leather booths and aviation-themed glass-topped tables, is already receiving high praise from customers.

“It’s so funky!” said Debra Clarke, Qantas Duty Manager. “I haven’t seen anything like it around New Zealand. It’s got real personality and obviously a lot of thought has gone into the theming to ensure it reflects the feel of our airport and the region.”

Australian traveller Stewart Taylor said “I like the way there’s so many styles of seating from long captain’s tables, café-style tables and counter stools to bar leaners and more private booths. And you can’t beat the views over the runway to the mountains. Stunning!”

Business partners Jim Hickey and Craig Macfarlane were on hand to greet the first customers - a mother and son from Finland - and said it was a great feeling to see their vision come to fruition.

“It’s even better than what we imagined,” said Mr Hickey. “We’re really proud of what our team has achieved and we’d like to thank everyone who’s worked so hard to get us to this day - from the designers and builders to our new team of staff. We’re looking forward to cracking our first drink with them and the rest of the airport community tonight.”

The winning Hickey-Macfarlane formula has gone from strength to strength after their success with Airspresso at New Plymouth Airport. Business partners Karyn Grant, Blair Clement, and Justin Bird and B Svendheim have joined the “blended family” and now also co-own and manage the iconic Joe’s Garage café in Queenstown.

Justin and B are well known locally as the managers of Joe’s Café and will be responsible for running Airspresso’s day-to-day operations.

Queenstown Airport Corporation CEO Scott Paterson was delighted to see the finished product and paid tribute to the Airspresso team.

“They’ve created something that all locals can be proud of. The café is absolutely befitting of a gateway to a world-class destination.”

A formal opening function is planned for a few weeks’ time once the team is settled in.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Fossils: Ancient Penguins Lived Alongside Dinosaurs?

Penguins are much older than previously thought and their evolution probably dates back to the days of the dinosaurs, according to research on the fossilised leg bone and toes of a giant ancient penguin found in rocks near Waipara, North Canterbury. More>>

No Voda/Sky: Commission Declines Clearance For Merger

The Commerce Commission has declined to grant clearance for the proposed merger of Sky Network Television and Vodafone New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

EARLIER:

Power: IEA Report On New Zealand's Energy System

Outside of its largely low-carbon power sector, managing the economy’s energy intensity and greenhouse gas emissions while still remaining competitive and growing remains a challenge. More>>

ALSO:

NASA: Seven Earth-Size Planets Around A Single Star

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water. More>>

ALSO:

Auckland Transport Case: Men Guilty Of Corruption And Bribery Will Spend Time In Jail

Two men who were found guilty of corruption and bribery in a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) trial have been sentenced in the Auckland High Court today... The pair are guilty of corruption and bribery offences relating to more than $1 million of bribes which took place between 2005 and 2013 at Rodney District Council and Auckland Transport. More>>

ALSO:

Hager Raid: Westpac Wrong To Release Bank Records To Police

The Privacy Commissioner has censured Westpac Banking Corp for releasing without a court order more than 10 months of bank records belonging to the political activist and journalist Nicky Hager during a police investigation into leaked information published in Hager's 2014 pre-election book, 'Dirty Politics'. More>>

ALSO:

EARLIER:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news